via press release:
MICK JAGGER TO PERFORM LIVE ON THE GRAMMY® STAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME, ON “THE 53RD ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS”
The GRAMMY® Award-Winning Rock Legend and Recording Academy
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Will Be Accompanied by GRAMMY® Winner Raphael Saadiq and His Band as Part of the Telecast’s Annual
“In Memoriam” Tribute
GRAMMY Award®-winning rock legend and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Mick Jagger will perform live on the GRAMMY Awards for the first time. “THE 53rd ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS” will be broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 (8:00-11:30 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Jagger, accompanied by GRAMMY® winner Raphael Saadiq and his band, will perform as part of the telecast’s annual “In Memoriam” tribute, which pays homage to members of the music community who have passed away in the previous year.
In his first-ever live appearance on the GRAMMY stage, Jagger will be accompanied by soul singer Saadiq and his band in honor one of his longtime idols, recently deceased GRAMMY winner Solomon Burke. Jagger has appeared only once before on the GRAMMY telecast (with the Rolling Stones), via satellite from London during “The 28th Annual GRAMMY Awards” in 1986, when Eric Clapton presented the Stones with The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mick Jagger and Raphael Saadiq join previously announced performers and nominees Arcade Fire, Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert, Muse, and Katy Perry; nominees Justin Bieber and Usher, with Jaden Smith; nominees B.o.B, Bruno Mars, and Janelle Monáe; nominees Drake and Rihanna; and nominee Cee Lo Green, with Gwyneth Paltrow and the Jim Henson Company Puppets.
Arcade Fire, Bieber, B.o.B, Lambert, Mars, Monáe, Muse, Paltrow and Smith will perform on the GRAMMY telecast for the first time, and all five Album of the Year nominees are set to perform on Music’s Biggest Night®: Arcade Fire, Eminem, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga and Perry.
Current three-time GRAMMY nominee Dierks Bentley, nine-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Norah Jones, singer/actor Selena Gomez, two-time GRAMMY winner and actor LL COOL J, current nominee Nicki Minaj and current nominee Blake Shelton will appear as presenters.
THE 53rd ANNUAL GRAMMY® AWARDS are produced by John Cossette Productions and AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlichand John Cossette are executive producers, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers.
About The Recording Academy
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization’s social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/thegrammys, a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/thegrammys, and a YouTube channel subscriber at www.youtube.com/thegrammys.